Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Lola’s Love from the Netherlands

Hearsay
The Wreck Room will always be a mythical place in both local and national lore. The Wreck, which was razed a couple of years ago after a 10-year run to make room for Progress, was the kind of place that bands as far flung as Ne...


San Diego, Texas

A Fort Worth painter goes West - and brings along his Cowtown buds.
JIMMY FOWLER
Most of the time he was growing up in Fort Worth, painter Drew Snyder wanted to be a musician. It was his first artistic identity. Some of his friends and fellow students at Country Day School — including Ben Groff and br...



Scene 2 for Scenesters

KRISTIAN LIN
Fort Worth movie fans may well remember The Scenesters as the opening selection of the Lone Star Film Festival last November. Now the movie’s enjoying a new wave of interest, having been screened at the Slamdance Film Fes...


Gallery

Gallery
Not to be confused with a similarly named wildlife painter from Idaho, Ron A. Cheek is the painter of some well-executed realistic renderings of still lifes and figures (mostly nudes). It’s the latter  Gallery, going on ...



There’s a lot to love about Truluck’s

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The sprawling megaplex of the Southlake Town Center’s shops and restaurants would be easy to dismiss as chain-filled and yuppified. Except, I sheepishly admit, I enjoy walking around and shopping there. On one trip, I not...


He Won’t Pipe Down

JEFF PRINCE
      The ingredients of Steve Doeung’s life do much to explain why this soft-spoken, bespectacled man is the last holdout on Carter Avenue. After everyone else has given up, Doeung continues to resist Chesapeake Energ...



Snaky Situation

John Q. Public
To the editor: Betty Brink’s article (“Cash-Trapped,” Dec. 9, 2009), about the malignant leeches who prey on others’ misfortunes with their pawn and payday lenders’ machinations, came at an appropr...


Greening the Gas Field?

GAYLE REAVES
In North Texas these days, it seems like you can’t drive 50 feet down the highway – or even a neighborhood feeder road – without spotting another gas well or compressor station or a well pad waiting to be dril...



Tommy Alverson

Jeff Prince
A Tommy Alverson live performance with his band at a smoky dancehall is something to see as well as to hear. Alverson’s die-hard fans get juiced up, sing, heckle, laugh, holler requests, and generally have a noisy boot-sc...


Breeding Trouble

SARAH PERRY
In the August heat, more than 500 dogs sweltered in un-air-conditioned kennels on a farm near the town of Mabank in Kaufman County. They panted in wire cages stacked atop one another, fleas swarming, many of the dogs sick, most...